Synchron-ized Special Editions 2

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Synchron-ized Special Editions 2


Looking to add to your instrument collection to expand your options when composing with Sibelius? The VSL Synchron-ized Special Editions 2 is the perfect next step, as your colour pallet will explode with a huge range of new sounds. This library has a small chamber-sized string section, that sounds fantastic, along with a taster of how lovely the much larger string ensemble Appassionata strings sound straight from your score.

As with the 1 and 1plus libraries, these work perfectly with Sibelius too, so you’ll be up and running with your new sounds sooner than you think!

Synchron-ized Special Editions 2


Volume 2 – Extended Orchestra

  • Improved, expanded and re-edited sample database of the popular VI Special Edition Vol. 2
  • New instruments: Synchron Percussion, Clarinet in Bb 2, Harmonium, Prepared Piano, Upright Bass
  • Optimized for our free, easy-to-use Vienna Synchron Player
  • The outstanding ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna
  • Pre-configured reverb settings for accurate and authentic placement of each instrument on stage
  • Production-ready sound, out of the box
  • NKS-ready

The SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 2 (“Extended Orchestra”) contains more than 40 instruments and ensembles with basic articulations*: Chamber Strings, solo instruments and ensembles of woodwinds and brass, e.g., the famous Epic Horns (8 players), saxophones, alto flute, clarinet in Bb 2, oboe d’amore, keyboard instruments such as prepared piano, harpsichord, harmonium and the Vienna Konzerthaus Organ, upright bass, acoustic and electric guitars (Overdrive), as well as a new set of percussion instruments from our Synchron Percussion. Additionally, you’ll find bonus articulations of our popular Appassionata Strings, a lush string ensemble with 56 players.

All sounds work perfectly in a variety of musical styles, from pop and rock environments to large symphonic arrangements. Volume 2 comes with our new, free Vienna Synchron Player that incorporates the most powerful sample playback engine on the market, featuring unprecedented streaming performance while providing a new level of ease of use.

*Basic articulations include staccato, détaché, sustained, sforzato, tremolo, pizzicato, Legato & Portamento Performances.


Re-mastered, Re-edited & Expanded

To create the SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions, the original recordings were completely re-edited and enhanced. All velocity levels of each articulation and all articulations of each instrument were refined to match and blend seamlessly, not only within each instrument itself but also in interaction with the included instruments of the SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions, as well as with all other libraries of the Synchron Series. The Synchron Player also enhances the automatic triggering of release samples and therefore contributes to the overall improved realism of all included instruments.

World-Class Acoustics

The Vienna Synchron Player incorporates a specifically designed convolution reverb derived from Vienna MIR Pro, featuring the outstanding ambience of the 540 m² (5,813 sq.ft.) main hall of Synchron Stage Vienna. The perfectly engineered reverberation and placement presets combine customized impulse responses with expertly crafted reverb settings for each instrument or ensemble. By adding the ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna’s Stage A to the relatively dry samples in real-time, the SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions perfectly blend with any other product of our Synchron Series, resulting in a production-ready sound “out of the box”. Of course, any instruments already recorded with the ambience of Synchron Stage Vienna are not additionally reverberated using these impulse responses.



You may expand the instruments of Volume 2 with additional articulations, available with  Volume 2 PLUS. You may also broaden your arsenal of instruments as you add Volumes, depending on your needs and budget. The streamlined structure of all the instrument configurations, with their standardized articulations, placement and reverberation presets, keeps the learning curve low and fast!

Check out this overview on further upgrade and expansion possibilities

SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Vol. 2 – Sample Content

Chamber Strings
  • Staccato, détaché
  • Sustained
  • Legato, portamento
  • Sforzato
  • Tremolo
  • Pizzicato
Concert Guitar
  • Staccato
  • Sustained
  • Legato
  • Staccato
  • Sustained without and with vibrato, whammy bar
  • Legato without and with vibrato, whammy bar
  • Slides without and with vibrato, whammy bar
Upright Bass
  • Staccato
  • Sustains, regular and snap release, without and with vibrato
  • Legato, regular and snap release
  • Slides, regular and snap release
Woodwinds, Brass
  • Staccato
  • Sustained
  • Legato
  • Sforzato
Keyboards and Mallets
  • Harpsichord
  • Konzerthaus organ
  • Harmonium
  • Prepared piano
Synchron Percussion
  • Timpani
  • Bass drum
  • Snare drum
  • Tambourine
  • Concert toms
  • Piatti
  • Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
Appassionata Bonus – regular
  • Staccato
  • Sustained

Volume 2 – Included Instruments

Violin chamber ensemble (6 players)
Viola chamber ensemble (4 players)
Cello chamber ensemble (3 players)
Double Bass chamber ensemble (2 players)

Flute 2
Alto flute
Viennese oboe
Oboe d’Amore
Small Clarinet in Eb
NEW: Clarinet in Bb 2
Basset horn
Alto saxophone
Tenor saxophone
Baritone saxophone
Flute Ensemble (3 players)
Oboe Ensemble (3 players)
Clarinet Ensemble (3 players)
Bassoon Ensemble (3 players)

Viennese Horn
Horn ensemble (8 players – “Epic Horns”)

Piccolo trumpet
Trumpet in C (muted)
Trumpet ensemble (3 players – muted)
Tenor trombone (muted)
Trombone ensemble (3 players – muted)
Contrabass trombone
Contrabass tuba
Wagner Tuba

NEW: Synchron Timpani I
NEW: Synchron Drums
NEW: Synchron Cymbal & Gongs I

Vienna Konzerthaus Organ
NEW: Harmonium
NEW: Prepared Piano

Electric guitar (Overdrive)
Concert guitar
NEW: Upright Bass

Appassionata Violins (20 players)
Appassionata Violas (14 players)
Appassionata Cellos (12 players)
Appassionata Double Basses (10 players)

I’ve developed a complete course showing how to set up a playback configuration and Sibelius template using these lovely Synchron-ized Special Editions samples.

In the course I show, in detail, how to connect everything together, so you’ll have all the information you need to make a playback configuration that could include every instrument currently developed for the special editions (all libraries from 1 through to 7). Doing this makes using Vienna Symphonic Library as easy to use as the Sibelius sounds and will make your Sibelius compositions just come alive.

More information on the course can be found here


  • Windows 8.1/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • OSX 10.10.5, Intel Core i3
  • 7200 rpm hard drive for the sample content
  • 8 GB RAM
  • VIENNA KEY or other USB-eLicenser (e.g. a Cubase- or Nuendo-Key – Soft-eLicensers and iLoks are NOT supported)
  • Free storage space: 43 GB


  • Windows 10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon
  • macOS 10.12.6 (or higher), Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon
  • 16 GB RAM
  • AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host
  • 88 key master keyboard

NKS Integration:

All SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volumes support Native Instruments’ NKS format and are compatible with Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine. Use the Light Guide to quickly identify key switches and play ranges of your instruments, browse and preview sounds, and quickly adapt them using pre-configured control knobs.

  • Total Amount of sample’s 64,284
  • Download File Size 16 GB
  • Installed File Size 43 GB


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